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Caseworkers often lack time, tools, money to protect children

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August 6, 1998
Web posted at: 1:58 p.m. EDT (1758 GMT)

ATLANTA (CNN) -- The number of children abused and neglected in America has more than doubled in the last decade, while public funding to protect children has stagnated. Most of the million cases of child abuse each year end up on the desk of the nation's child protective services caseworkers, who must make life and death decisions even though they lack adequate time, tools and money to protect children.

CNN's Linda Patillo has the story.

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